Simple Tuna Pasta Salad with a Twist

Simple Tuna Pasta Salad with a Twist

Simple Tuna Pasta Salad with a Twist

Tuna pasta salad is a favorite summer dish for many. This single-serving version—with added lemon and thyme—give this classic dish an added twist that hits the spot!

Not only is this recipe kidney-friendly, but it’s also easy-to-make, and only takes about 30-minutes to prepare.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes
Total: 25-30 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons thyme (dried or fresh)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 4 ounces pasta (choose a style you like for pasta salad)
  • 1 pouch albacore white tuna (low sodium, packed in water)
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic (fresh or granulated)
  • 1½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 TBSP thyme (dried or fresh)


  • Cook pasta according to directions
  • Rinse pasta and place in refrigerator to cool for about 10 minutes
  • Drain the tuna
  • In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients except pasta and tuna
  • Add pasta and tuna to the mixture, stir and enjoy!

This low-calorie, low-fat, low-potassium, kidney-friendly recipe is appropriate for renal diets, CKD stages 1, 2 and 5, dialysis, kidney transplant recipients, and diabetic diets.

Portions: 1

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 291
  • Carbohydrates 45.8 g
  • Protein 17.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
  • Total Fat 3.9 g
  • Sodium 113.5 mg
  • Potassium 268.7 mg
  • Phosphorus 181.1 mg
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